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little finger

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noun
  1. the finger farthest from the thumb, the smallest of the five fingers.

Origin of little finger

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300
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  • The little leaves, no bigger than half your little-finger nail, grew in twos,—two on each tiny stem; they were almost round.

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  • It would be the area which is near the wrist on the little-finger side.

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